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  • 23Feb

    Job advert: Professional Education and Information Developer, MND Association

    Role: Professional Education and Information Developer Salary: Competitive + benefits Location:  Northampton Contract Type: 12 Month Fixed Term Contract, Full-time 37 hours per week Closing date: Monday 5th March 2018  Interview date: Tuesday 13th March 2018 The MND Association have an exciting opportunity for a Professional Education and Information Developer to join their team. The key purpose…

  • 22Feb

    Blog: Start a conversation. Save a life.

    A thought-provoking blog from the British Heart Foundation (BHF) According to the NHS, 80 per cent of us support organ donation. Some of us have even gone the extra mile to sign the Organ Donor Register or carry donor cards. We’re walking around feeling quietly pleased with ourselves that, should we die in a way that…

  • 22Feb

    Survey launched to understand people’s experience of personal health budgets

    NHS England has commissioned Quality Health to run an online survey to gather feedback about people’s experiences of personal health budgets in England. All current or previous personal health budget and integrated personal budget holders, can register now to receive a link to the survey when it opens on 1st March. Commissioners and providers are encouraged to…

  • 22Feb

    Coordinate My Care launches online patient portal

    Highlighted in Digital Health, an online portal where patients can select their urgent care requirements has been launched across greater London. Coordinate My Care (CMC) is an NHS clinical service that informs GPs, hospitals, ambulance crews, 111 providers, care homes, hospices and out of hours services about a patient’s wishes for urgent and end of…

  • 22Feb

    Communities and Health – an Explainer

    Communities and population health is one of the King’s Fund’s strategic themes. The role of communities in improving health is receiving increasing, and long overdue, attention in health policy and practice. Stronger recognition of the role communities can play and greater involvement are needed if there is to be a successful move to population health…

  • 22Feb

    Campaign to make pharmacies a first port of call

    NHS England’s Stay Well Pharmacy campaign, which encourages the public to ask community pharmacy teams for advice on minor health concerns, has launched. Community pharmacies should have received a briefing pack and resources including posters from NHS England. The campaign uses posters, leaflets, social media activity and television advertising to raise awareness. To support pharmacy teams,…

  • 22Feb

    Appointment day – the tip of an iceberg

    Published in the BMJ, this blog by Anya de Longh gives a snapshot of what a rare appointment with a consultant feels like for the patient, and suggests how to make things better. “To you, my appointment might just be another slot in a hectic day. My perspective is different. As a person with long term…

  • 22Feb

    NRAS launches Love Your Heart interactive video programme

    National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS) is delighted to announce the launch of their online, interactive video educational programme ‘Love your Heart’ that will help those with the debilitating condition Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) understand why they are at increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and the impact RA can have on a critically important organ – the…

  • 22Feb

    How public libraries have a vital role in boosting the health and wellbeing of Scots

    The importance of supporting a health-literate nation has been recognised at the highest levels, with Scottish Government policies such as Making It Easier: A Health Literacy Action Plan for Scotland, committing to improving health information and promoting self-management to give people more control over health-care decisions. The role public libraries play in supporting individuals and…

  • 16Feb

    Study: Health Information Obtained From the Internet and Changes in Medical Decision Making

    This study, published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, explored how the increasing utilisation of the internet has provided a better opportunity for people to search online for health information, which was not easily available to them in the past. Previous studies reported that searching on the internet for health information may potentially influence an…

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